I really think that Jill Eileen Smith is at the top of my list for Biblical fiction writers. She has such a wonderful style that brings the Bible to life! I just loved this story. Isaac is so attractive in this story, his patience and his deep thoughts make him the perfect hero of the story. How he handled the people around him was inspiring. He loved his brother Ishmael, even though Ishmael was less than kind or even civil to him. The children of Keturah, who were spoiled brats were treated with patience by Isaac. He
was just the ideal man. My favorite part of the story was when he took Rebekah to the mountain where Abraham had offered him as a sacrifice, and where he heard the voice of the Lord stop his father. It was on that mountain with Rebekah that he finally came to the understanding of what that entire ordeal had been about. I cried! A wonderful book that you will not want to put down! 5 stars 314 pages US $14.99 Historical Fiction
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By Jill Eileen Smith
Bestselling author, Jill Eileen Smith, weaves together a story of heartache and the power of forgiveness in Rebekah, the second of the Wives of the Patriarchs series. Using in-depth research and creative storytelling, Smith tells the unique story of Rebekah and Isaac, and brings these biblical characters to life in a way that will transport the reader back to biblical times.
When her father dies and she is left in the care of her conniving brother Laban, Rebekah knows her life has changed forever. Her hope for the future is restored when she falls in love with her cousin Isaac, and their relationship starts strong. But marital bliss cannot last forever, and the birth of their twin sons marks the beginning of years of misunderstanding, disagreement, and betrayal. The rift between them grows wider and wider until it is surely too deep to be mended. And yet, with God all things are possible.
Jill Eileen Smith is the author of the bestselling Michal, Abigail, and Bathsheba, all part of The Wives of King David series, and of Sarai, book 1 in the Wives of the Patriarchs series. Her writing has garnered acclaim in several contests. Her research into the lives of biblical women has taken her from the Bible to Israel, and she particularly enjoys learning how women lived in Old Testament times. Jill lives with her family in southeast Michigan
Join bestselling author Jill Eileen Smith as she presents ten facts and/or possibilities you might not know about the Patriarch Isaac's wife Rebekah. Do you have a question about the people in the Bible you've always wanted to ask? Jill will take questions about biblical characters, biblical fiction, and about any of her books in the Wives of the Patriarchs or Wives of King David series. So please, plan to join us!